Seymour track, field teams earn victories

Seymour’s track and field teams opened Tuesday’s meet at Bulleit Stadium on the right foot, by winning the 3,200 relay, and led all the way to post easy wins.

The Seymour girls won 11 events to post a 96-36 win, while the Seymour boys won all 16 events on the way to an 117 1/2- 17 1/2 win.

Leading the Seymour girls were Ashton Chase and Elizabeth Lenart. Chase won the 1,600 and 3,200 and ran on the winning 3200 relay team, while Lenart won the 100, 200, and ran on the winning 400 relay.

Jessica Blevins won the 400 and the long jump.

Topping the Seymour boys was Jake Vance, who took the 110 hurdles, the 300 hurdles, and the pole vault and ran on the winning 400 relay.

Jackson Morris won the 100, 200 and ran on the 400 relay team, and Jacob Voss won the 1,600 and 3,200.

“In the field events the girls did very well. As usual, or distance kids ran well,” Seymour coach Randy Fife said. “Ashton and Makenna (Sunbury) do a great job of handling the distance chores for us.

“We’re getting better in the sprints and relays, too. The kids are working hard so they’ve showed some improvement, and we’ve got a big meet at Brown County Saturday, and that’s going to be a fun meet because its’ relays and they try a lot of different events.”

Sprinter Ethan Ortman was unable to run for the boys because of a leg injury.

“We picked up the slack for that,” Fife said. “We did a nice job with our field events again. We had some personal records in the high jump, we had some PRs in some of the sprints. The kids understand that they have to continue to work hard every day. We’re going to face some good, stiff competition down the road.”